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A recap of President Trump’s day in Minnesota and rally in Duluth

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DULUTH, MN -- Air Force One rolled up to the stage at Duluth International Airport around 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The President arrived to big applause.

He started by hitting on some usual talking points, including TV ratings, "Sleepy" Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, Rep. Ilhan Omar, James Comey and refugees.

He then turned to some more local issues, touting support for Enbridge Line 3 Replacement, copper-nickel mining on the Range and some of what he says he's already done for the region.

"Obama closed the Iron Range and I opened it. After I put tariffs on foreign steel, the Iron Range came roaring back," said Trump.

The President also spent time voicing support for Minnesota republicans, including Rep. Pete Stauber and U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis.

Both of them were at the rally.

The speech lasted about an hour, before President Trump hopped back on Air Force One to head home.

As has been seen at his other rallies across the country, there was no social distancing and very little in the way of mask wearing.

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7:59 p.m. The president has officially arrived at the Duluth International Airport where he will deliver remarks on center stage.


The president is scheduled to depart from Minneapolis around 7:05 p.m. to head to the Duluth International Airport.

As of 7 p.m., it looks as though they are getting Air Force One ready for boarding.

We'll have more on his arrival in Duluth in the next hour.

His speech is set to begin at 8 p.m.


6 p.m., just two hours out from President Trump arriving at the Duluth International Airport.

Air Force One will roll up right behind the stage where he is expected to speak.

No official count on how many people are at the rally but our reporters say there are more than 250 chairs set up.

The event is outside but there are no masks and no social distancing.


The president has touched down in Minneapolis. He’s off the plane as of 4:25 p.m. where he was greeted by Jason Lewis, Pete Stauber, Rep. Kurt Daudt, and Rep. Tom Emmer.

There were no masks in sight.


DULUTH, MN -- Following Tuesday night's first presidential debate, President Donald Trump is headed to Minnesota where he will attend a fundraiser in the Minneapolis suburb of Shorewood and later hit the road for Duluth.

The president's stop in Duluth will focus on his "Make America Great Again" campaign.

He's expected to arrive at the Duluth International Airport around 7:50 p.m. where he will then begin remarks at around 8 p.m.

This is the president’s third visit to Minnesota in recent weeks.

Trump was in Mankato in mid-Aug and Bemidji mid-September, the same day former Vice President Joe Biden visited a union training center in Duluth.

Trump is hoping to become the first Republican presidential candidate to carry Minnesota since Richard Nixon in 1972.

KBJR6 will be streaming the president's speech online and on our Facebook page.

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